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Overview: The JBL Synchros S500 over-ear headphones are
designed for comfort and great sound. The Synchros S500s feature
precision-crafted die-cast aluminum frames, woven cordura accents, padded steel
headband, and leather ear cushions. The drivers are based on the famous JBL
professional audio systems to deliver powerful bass and pristine highs. The
addition of the proprietary LiveStage powered signal processing gives you a more
realistic sound. The Synchros S500 headphones come with two interchangeable
cables, each with a 3-button mic/remote, a USB charging cable, and a soft padded
Drivers: The Synchros S500 features large premium 50mm
drivers that delivers powerful audio with clear highs and original JBL PureBass
LiveStage: JBL's proprietary LiveStage is a switchable
signal processing circuit that gives you the purest listening experience. It
creates a sense of spatial presence that makes you think you are listening to a
pair of loudspeakers in a room. LiveStage is powered by a two "AAA" batteries,
and can be turned on or off by a switch on the left earcup. Fresh alkaline
batteries will provide approximately 20 hours of audio when using LiveStage.
Live Stage enters the power saving mode when music stops for more than 10
minutes, and turns back on immediately when music resumes. If the batteries are
dead, or if no batteries are present, you can still listen to music by switching
the Live Stage button to the Off position.
In-line Mic/Remotes: The Synchros S500 comes with two 48"
straight cables, each with a 3.5mm miniplug terminal and a 3-button in-line
remote/microphone. The outer buttons control Volume Up and Volume Down, while
the middle button controls music playback and phone call
answering/disconnecting. One cable is compatible with Apple iOS devices, while
the other "universal" cable works with Android and most other smart devices:
- Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad: The Synchros S500's controls
are certified compatible with iPod, iPhone, and iPad. They work with iPhone
(3GS or later), all iPad models, iPod touch (2nd gen or later), iPod nano
(4th gen or later), and iPod classic (120GB/160GB). The iOS-compatible cable
has terminals with white bands.
- Universal Cable: The "universal" cable works with many
popular smartphones, feature phones, and tablets, including Samsung, Sony
Xperia, Nokia Lumia, HTC, LG, Blackberry, Google, Android, and Windows
devices. Functions vary depending upon your phone, tablet, or application.
The "universal" cable has terminals with black bands.
Storage Case: The padded zippered clam-shell case has a soft
lining to protect your headphones from bumps, and lets you store your headphones
for easy transport. An elastic pocket in the inner lid is for storing your spare
cables and other accessories.
Specifications: The Synchros S500 has the following specs:
- Frequency Response: 10-22kHz
- Rated Power Input: 30 mW
- Maximum SPL: 117 dB @ 30 mW
- Connector: 3.5mm
- Weight: 11.4 ounces